So I have had a h115i for about a year and a half just replaced it when the pump failed last night. When it was working it was keeping at load my Ryzen 7 1700 at approximately 70 degrees Celsius.
I was thinking about getting the Noctua NH D15S, which would keep it as cool if not cooler than a AIO. But what was on the website wasn’t on the box and I would have needed to purchase a bracket for it from their website. So that was out of the question unless I went a few days without a computer.
So I decided to purchase a NZXT brand asetek cooler instead of Corsair this time around. I had a h80 OG, and the pump on that failed and rmaed it and got a replacement and that pump too failed. So I got a h115i and that also failed. My NZXT keeps my cpu at load around 62 degrees Celsius.
So the NZXT is nearly 10 degrees cooler while looking sleeker. One thing I thought of to explain the discrepancy between the two AIOs, is that I mounted the Kraken to the front of my chassis and the H115i to the top. Anyways, I am happy with the Kraken so far and am wanting to just say I don’t think it is worth the premium of being 20 to 30 dollars more than the corsair offering. However, I heard somewhere it uses a custom pcb whereas corsair uses the asetek one. This might justify the premium price?